Tag Archives: By J. E. McKnight

Awards Focus: Criminalized for their Very Existence

LAM is highlighting student and professional winners from the 2021 ASLA Awards by asking designers to share an outtake that tells an important part of their project’s narrative.

Criminalized for Their Very Existence: The Spatial Politics of Homelessness

Student Research Award of Excellence

Image courtesy Jared Edgar McKnight, Associate ASLA.

“So much of my project’s foundation was rooted in research into the Los Angeles Municipal Code and the data and statistics that revealed the criminalization that exists for unhoused individuals in Los Angeles, but it was not until I performed my interviews with a group of LGBTQIA+ unhoused youths in Los Angeles that I really found the soul of my project. Continue reading Awards Focus: Criminalized for their Very Existence